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Hartshorn Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 2 students

 
 

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Posted May 21, 2013

Fantastic school--one of the best in the area. There is a new energetic new principal who is devoted and very knowledgeable about education. The teachers are all better than the next. The curriculum is surprisingly demanding but somehow, the kids get there. There is tremendous creativity in the teaching methods--math is Everyday Math, and it is very well taught. The writing program is incredible. Best of all, for a public school, H/S has an impressive arts program with strong showings in strings, arts and music theory. We have an imaginative computer teacher (the incredible Mr. Demel) and for SPanish, the kids use iPads and Rosetta Stone. A vibrant PTO, a welcoming community--this school has it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

Fantastic school, fantastic teachers! I have two kids in school and they are both doing great! It's amazing how supportive and caring the teachers and staff are at the school - truly a family atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

Our 3 children (one with special needs) have attended this school for over 10 years. The administrative staff and teachers are simply a-one. Walk the hallways, meet the staff, and you will have the same warm, nurturing feeling we do. A top-notch education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

My son attended 1-5. He had a very, very hard time at this school. Not because of the schoolwork but because of all the unaddressed peer issues. He was severely bullied on a daily basis. The principle despite numerous requests to institute a bullying program would not do so. It resulted in a very demoralizing school experience for my son. Very disappointing and we moved as a result.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

My children are flourishing at Hartshorn. It's as good as any private school, but the cost is tax deductible. I'd call that a 'win-win.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

Hartshorn Elementary is geared to students who are able and ready to be learning at or above their grade level. For instance, in our previous school district most of kindergarten was spent learning numbers and the alphabet. Here they assume a basic grasp of this and spend the first couple of months 'reviewing' them and moving on from there. BUT if you child does not know they DO work to make su
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

I love Hhartshorn! It is so cool we have recess and we do cool stuff with ourr teachers! This is one of the best school districts with a good twist for kids like me! The lunchaids and all staff here are so cool. I am a safety and we make sure younger kids stay safe so you don't have worry about your child not to have supervision when she gets there as early as 8:20 am and then we go into classes and after school we stay into about 3:10 pm. Go Hartshorn!
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education92%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female92%
Male98%
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Asian97%
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White95%
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Not economically disadvantaged96%
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General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
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White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
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Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
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White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
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Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education82%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female90%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education73%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 9%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 Hartshorn Drive
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Phone: (973) 379-7550

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